Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

PLATTSBURGH AIR FORCE BASE
PLATTSBURGH, NY

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

All property transferred to local reuse authority (LRA) and Clinton County.

Over 500 on-site jobs created.  Approximately 80 companies.

On-site property value approximately $100 million. Nearly $100 million in ratables on local tax rolls

Recreational: 120 Acres in use. 20,000 annual visitors.

Recreational reuse activities:  18 hole golf course, 3 mile jogging / biking trail, approximately 40 acres of open space is currently being used for recreational purposes (baseball and soccer fields, other similar uses).  Additional open space is also available for future recreational uses.

General:

Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation is a 1400 acre commercial and industrial park.  Plattsburgh International Airport is approximately 1600 acres. Another 400 acres and thousands of square feet of residential space is already in use or ready for reuse in other parts of the former base.  Existing airport with 12,000 ft runway and 1.5 million square feet of hangar, commercial and industrial space available for reuse.  A $20 million passenger terminal was completed in 2007 and encompasses 35,000 sq ft.  However, a $55 million expansion project was recently completed which tripled the size of the terminal.  In addition, New York State has set aside another $38 million for improvements to the airport facilities.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Numerous Land Use Controls / Institutional Controls (LUC/ICs) cover much of the former base and are discussed in other sections of this site profile. 

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